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BIG SHORTAGE IN CROP.

Now that moat of the threehi ir has b en completed it is apparent that there i» a big Bbortage in the Penm Eiila crop of cock-foot this year Apart from tbe poor returns from the paddocks there was a much reluoed area under seed this year. The tota crop will not be much more than half that of last year. Last year, of course, there was an especially large crop of Beea. Tbe demand from the North Island seems to be much more keen than for some years past, owing no doubt to tbe success of tbe burns. The short crop and a good demand has mada a considerable rise in the market. Lines of seed have been sold for 4d f.o.b. Okain's Bay, >he weight being 121b. per bushel and over. Seed between 12lb. and 13 b. has been sold in Akaroa for 4<l per lb. This is a great improvement on last year's prices. As usual the seed on the lower country is very muob heavier this year. Some of the higher docks: cjin only produce a sample of about lOlb. Tbere is a prominence of Yorkshire fog in almost every Bample, and there is very little thoroughly clean seed to be obtained, It is reported there will probably be an improvement in prices before this season's crop is disposed of.

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BIG SHORTAGE IN CROP., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4376, 3 March 1914

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BIG SHORTAGE IN CROP. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4376, 3 March 1914

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